Advisory Group

Advisors play a critical role in Electronics Watch. Informally, they enrich the work with their particular expertise.  Formally, they can help elect the Board of Trustees as each advisory group block nominates and elects their representatives to the Board.

Block 1. Public buyers

This block consists of the Electronics Watch affiliates

Block 2: Experts in human rights, labour rights, trade union rights, environmental rights, occupational health & safety, and global supply chains

Are you up on the latest international and national guidelines and legislative efforts to combat worker rights abuses in global supply chains? Do you do research on the global electronics supply chain? Do you have a background in social auditing or worker interviewing? Tell us how you believe Electronics Watch can best help strengthen worker rights in global supply chains.

Individual advisors:

  • Rutvica Andrijasevic, University of Bristol, UK
  • Mahmood Bhutta, Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group, UK
  • Garrett Brown, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network
  • Santiago Cáceres, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Dr Jenny Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong KongNicki
  • Lisa Cole, Technical University, Graz, Austria
  • James Cranshaw, Strategic Consultant, UK
  • Anibel Ferus Comelo, Labor Center, University of California, USA
  • Pau Fonseca, Politecnic University of Catalonia
  • David Foust, Independent Labour Rights Expert, Mexico
  • Daniel Fuchs, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • Andy Hall, Migrant Worker Rights Specialist
  • Amanda Hawes, Expert on Electronics Industry Accountability for Workplace Toxics
  • Dr. Robert Harrison, University of California San Francisco
  • Mamta Khanna, Independent Labour Rights Expert
  • Prof. Dr. Boy Luethje, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • Dr. Domyung Paek, Occupational and Environmental Medicine School of Public Health, Seoul National University
  • Fahmi Panimbang, Independent Labour Rights Expert
  • Glenn Power, Member of Unison & Tower Hamlets Fairtrade Network, UK
  • Dr. Darius Sivin, Health and Safety Department, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
  • Ovidiu Slimac, Romanian National Union for Experts in Public Procurement, RomaniaAdrian Smith, Queen Mary University of London, UKRobert Stumberg, Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
  • Dr. Jayabalan Thambayya, Expert in OSH, MalaysiaBaskut Tuncak, Former Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous wastes, USA
  • Nicole Vander Meulen, ICAR, USA
  • Myrthe Vogel, Researcher in law, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Block 3. Representatives of free, independent and democratic trade unions as well as other types of independent civil society organisations that represent workers or advocate for worker rights and are located in the regions of production of electronics or other categories of public expenditure.

If you and your organisation have particular insight into the conditions of electronics workers in your region this group is for you. Tell us about local legal developments, the latest industry trends, effective grievance mechanisms for workers, and more.